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Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center Conference Series

Conference Details


Houston Methodist

J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Conference Series

  

December 5-7, 2013
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, Texas

Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center Conference Series

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Course Director

A. Osama Gaber, M.D., FACS
Director, Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist Hospital


Program Overview

The Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center would like to highlight 50 years in advances in organ failure and transplantation management and celebrate lung transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital. Attendees will explore protocol-driven methodologies used to diagnose and treat patients with heart, lung, kidney, and pancreas failure. They will gain a greater understanding of liver cancer, prostate cancer, and professionalism in medicine. Another topic to be discussed is the ethics of futility in medical treatment and how this issue is viewed in transplantation. Participants will discuss the challenges of building the largest lung transplant program in the nation and participate in a patient panel to gain understanding in the transplant patient's perspective.


Target Audience

The conference is designed for nephrologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, internists, oncologists, family practitioners, nurses, social workers, and allied health professionals with an interest in transplant.


Educational Methods

Didactic, case studies


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Assess genetic profiling in transplant and review heart failure and heart mitochondria
  • Deliberate ethical issues regarding futility in medical treatment
  • Discuss the leading causes for liver transplantation and treatment strategies for these diseases
  • Identify current clinical aspects and treatment of lupus and review the histology and histopathology of lupus nephritis
  • Review the challenges in lung transplant and building a large program

Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias. An email will be sent with the necessary link the week following the end of the activity.


Accreditation and Designation Statements

Physicians
Houston Methodist® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Houston Methodist® designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
The Methodist Hospital System® is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Up to 18.25 contact hours continuing nursing education may be earned by attending selected sessions in their entirety, and completing the corresponding items on the evaluation tool.

Dieticians
This program has been approved for 18.25 continuing professional education units by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Social Workers
This workshop has been approved for 1.82 continuing education units and 3 hours of ethics for Social Workers by the Case Management and Social Work Department of Houston Methodist Hospital.

Transplant Coordinators
As a designated Approved Provider by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC), Houston Methodist Hospital grants up to 18.25 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) for this offering.

Agenda


An Inaugural Symposium at Houston Methodist

Redefining the Boundaries of Liver Care
Thursday, December 5, 2013

12:00 PM Lunch
1:00

Introduction
A. Osama Gaber, M.D., FACS

1:15

Liver Disease: The Challenge
David W. Victor, M.D.

2:15

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Howard P. Monsour Jr., M.D.

3:00

Metabolism and the Liver
Willa A. Hseuh, M.D.

3:30

Break and Exhibits

3:45

HCV Management: New Horizons
Robert McFadden, M.D.

4:15

Hot Topics Debate: Resection or Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, M.D.

4:45

Liver Cancer and Transplantation
R. Mark Ghobrial, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FRCS(Ed)

5:15 

Rebuttals

5:30

Adjourn


First Annual Wadi Suki Conference

Chronic Kidney Disease
Friday, December 6, 2013

7:00 AM Sign-in and Breakfast
8:00

Executive Welcome
David P. Bernard

8:10

Dedication
A. Osama Gaber, M.D., FACS

8:20

Phosphorous: A Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality
Wadi Suki, M.D., FACP

  FRONTIERS IN RENAL CARE LECTURE
8:55

Acute Kidney Injury as a Leading Cause of CKD Acceleration to ESRD
Bruce A. Molitoris, M.D., FASN

9:30

Break and Exhibits

9:45

Pathogenesis of Hypertension
Horacio J. Adrogue Sr., M.D.

10:20

Focus on Lupus Nephritis: Clinical Aspects, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus
George M. Nassar, M.D., FASN

10:55

Histology and Histopathology of Lupus Nephritis
Lillian W. Gaber, M.D.

  METHODIST INTERNATIONAL INVITED LEADERSHIP
11:30

Kidney Transplantation Across HLA and ABO Barriers: A Road Map
Khalid Al Meshari, M.D., FACP

12:05 PM

Lunch

 

THE GRAHAM GUERRIERO SYMPOSIUM: UROLOGICAL DISEASES & TRANSPLANTATION 

12:50

Part 1: Professionalism in Medicine
Timothy B. Boone, M.D., Ph.D.

1:25

Part 2: Prostate Cancer
Stuart M. Flechner, M.D.

 

PREPARING FOR RENAL FAILURE 

2:00

Fistula First
Hosam F. El Sayed, M.D., Ph.D., R.V.T.

2:35

Transplant Trumps
Richard J. Knight, M.D.

3:10

Break and Exhibits

 

PATIENT PANEL

3:25

Altruistic Experience
Dorothy Trog

 3:40

How I Survived Kidney Disease
Johnnie Carter

 3:55

How I Ran Away from Dialysis
Harvey Brooks

 4:15

Question & Answer

 5:00

Adjourn


Fourth Annual George P. Noon
Conference

Advances in Thoracic Transplantation and Management of Multi-Organ Failure Patients    

Saturday, December 7, 2013

7:00 AM Sign-in and Breakfast
8:00

Introduction
A. Osama Gaber, M.D., FACS

8:10

STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE

Adaptive and Maladaptive Repair after Acute Kidney Injury
Joseph V. Bonventre, M.D., Ph.D.

8:55

TRANSPLANTATIONAL RESEARCH LECTURE 

Genetic Profiling in Transplant
Daniel R. Solomon, M.D.

9:45

Break and Exhibits

10:00

Heart Mitochondria
Dale J. Hamilton, M.D.

10:50

Tailoring Therapy for the Advanced Heart Failure Patient
Joseph G. Rogers, M.D., FACC

11:40

Lunch

12:40PM

Humoral Alloimmune and Autoimmune Responses in Lung Transplantation
Ramsey Hachem, M.D.

1:30

Medical Futility & Using Ethically-Appropriate Communication Strategies to "Nudge" Patients/Surrogates
Courtenay R. Bruce, J.D., M.A.

2:20

Break and Exhibits 

2:35

Philosophy of Quality
Alan Langnas, D.O.

3:25

Mechanical Support for the Failing Heart: Cost, Reimbursement and Future Implications
Anthony F. Bonagura, M.D.

4:15

Adjourn

Faculty


Horacio J. Adrogue, Sr., M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
Section of Nephrology
Medical Director of Dialysis & Transportation
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas

Khalid Al Meshari, M.D., FACP
Chairman of the Department of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Acting Section Head of Immunology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

David P. Bernard
Vice President
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas

Anthony F. Bonagura, M.D.
National Medical Director, Transplantation & Congenital Heart Disease
Complex Medical Solutions
OptumHealth

Joseph V. Bonventre, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Renal Division
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Former President, American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Timothy B. Boone, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Member
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Co-Director, Institute for Academic Medicine
Chairman, Department of Urology
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas
Professor of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Clinical Professor of Urology
Scott Department of Urology
Baylor College of Medicine

Harvey Brooks
Invited Patient Speaker

Courtenay R. Bruce, J.D., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics
Baylor College of Medicine

Johnnie Carter
Invited Patient Speaker

Hosam F. El Sayed, M.D., Ph.D., R.V.T.
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas

Stuart M. Flechner, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

A. Osama Gaber, M.D., FACS
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Distinguished Endowed Chair
Director, Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Vice Chair, Administration & Faculty Affairs
Department of Surgery
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas

Lillian W. Gaber, M.D.
Associate Medical Director, Renal Pathology
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
Methodist Physician Organization
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

R. Mark Ghobrial, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FRCS(Ed)
Director, Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
Chief, Liver Transplantation Surgery
Director, Immunobiology Research Center
Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Dale J. Hamilton, M.D.
Associate Member
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Director, Diabetes Heart Program
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Willa A. Hsueh, M.D.
Senior Member, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Director, Methodist Diabetes and Metabolism Institute
Head Section, Division of Diabetes, Obesity, and Lipids
Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas

Richard J. Knight, M.D.
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas
Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Alan Langus, DO
Chief, Section of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Director of Liver Transplantation
Program Director, Transplantation Surgery Fellowship
Director of Intestinal Transplantation
The Nebraska Medical Center

Robert McFadden, M.D.
Hepatology and Transplant Medicine

Bruce A. Molitoris, M.D., FASN
Professor of Medicine
Director, Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy
Foreign Adjunct Professor
Karolinska Institute

Howard P. Monsour, Jr., M.D.
Chief, Section of Hepatology
Hepatology and Transplant Medicine
Department of Surgery
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas

George M. Nassar, M.D., FASN
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas

Joseph G. Rogers, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Daniel R. Salomon, M.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
Program Medical Director
Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation

Wadi Suki, M.D., FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Nephrology Training Program
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas

Dorothy Trog
Invited Patient Speaker

Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, M.D.
Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology
Division of Surgery
Chief, Liver Service
Department of Surgical Oncology
Bessie McGoldrick Professor in Clinical Cancer Research,
Department of Surgical Oncology
Division of Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

David W. Victor, M.D.
Hepatology and Transplant Medicine
Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital


Disclosure

In order to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, it is the policy of Houston Methodist® that all individuals who are in a position to control the content of a CME course (course director, planning committee members, and faculty) disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

All identified conflicts of interest are managed to help ensure that the educational material is scientifically based, accurate, and objectively presented. Faculty are also required to disclose any discussions of off-label or investigational uses of any commercial products or devices not yet approved in the United States. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.

Hotel


Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
(713)796-0080

RESERVATIONS: Please identify yourself with the Annual Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center Educational Conference Series when making reservations in order to get the special group rate ($115 single/double). A limited number of rooms have been reserved at this rate on a space available basis. The deadline to receive this rate is Thursday, November 14, 2013, unless the room block has already been filled. RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Medical Ctr-Reliant Park
1715 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, Texas 77054
(713)797-0040

RESERVATIONS: Please identify yourself with the Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center Conference Series when making reservations in order to get the special group rate ($89 for standard king room). A limited number of rooms have been reserved at this rate on a space available basis. The deadline to receive this rate is Friday, November 15, 2013, unless the room block has already been filled. RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY.

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Registration


 

Fees, Registration, and Conference Information

Refer to the table below for registration fees. Your registration will not be processed until payment is received. Your registration will be confirmed. If you have not received confirmation at least five business days before the course start date, contact the Houston Methodist Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) immediately.

If you plan to register on-site, contact OCME at least 24 hours in advance to confirm course status and space availability. The OCME reserves the right to limit the number of participants in an activity and will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.



Registration Fees

Physicians

Dec. 5: Conference on Liver Disease  $90
Dec. 6: Conference on Chronic Kidney Disease $180
Dec. 7: Conference on Management of Organ Failure $180

Other Health Care Professionals

Dec. 5: Conference on Liver Disease  $25
Dec. 6: Conference on Chronic Kidney Disease $50
Dec. 7: Conference on Management of Organ Failure $50

Residents/Fellows*

Dec. 5: Conference on Liver Disease  No Fee
Dec. 6: Conference on Chronic Kidney Disease No Fee
Dec. 7: Conference on Management of Organ Failure No Fee


*Verification required. Please call the Houston Methodist Office of Continuing Medical Education at (713)441-4971.

ADA Statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Houston Methodist® will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this symposium. Please call (713)441-4971 for further information, or if you need special assistance.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

Requests for registration refunds must be in writing and received by the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at least 10 business days before the course begins. The date the request is received by the OCME will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee deducted from the registration fee paid to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be mailed to the OCME or faxed to (713)441-0589.

The OCME reserves the right to cancel activities, not less than 10 business days before the scheduled date, if extenuating circumstances make it necessary. Registrants will be notified at the contact number indicated on the registration form followed by written notification. If an activity is cancelled, OCME’s liability is limited to the registration fee paid. Note: If payment is made by check, a social security number is required to process the refund.

Contact Us


Houston Methodist Office of Continuing Medical Education
6565 Fannin, MGJ9-004
Houston, Texas 77030
713-441-4971
cme@houstonmethodist.org


Exhibit Opportunities

For information regarding exhibit opportunities, please contact:

Rachel Martin
Senior CME Coordinator
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Houston Methodist
remartin2@houstonmethodist.org
(713)441-4948

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